Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Take on the Wisconsin's Political Turmoil.

A genius or a villain, the Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker (the republican), is certainly no sucker at the game of politics. His budget repair bill has infuriated thousands of union members and public workers. But their outrage is exactly what this guy needs.

Make no mistake - the first part of the bill is a needed and a timely measure to fix the "hole." I agree, it is time for the state workers to contribute more to their social benefits (e.g., medical insurance and retirement funds). Last time I checked, our economy was still in recession. We need to fix it, for crying out loud.

Another part of the bill, which is the major cause for the democratic anger, sets to limit the collective bargaining agreement rights of the unions. Holy Cow! The sacred democratic right is in danger! And yet, Walker goes for it.

Here is the deal: the governor knows his plan to cut the State's contributions to the employees' insurance and pension funds is a priori needed, but unlikeable. Possibly, if proposed all by itself, the plan may not be accepted. Therefore, he adds a second tier to it - limitation of the unions rights. Kaboom!

The world goes nuts, and the democrats follow. They hide somewhere trying to sabotage the bill (by the way, disregarding their primary duty). But the democrats are in minority - all they can rely on is the compromise. This is what the witty Walker needs to push the budget cuts. Once the "donkeys" return and repent, he will agree to not limit the rights of the unions - in turn, the protesters will agree to pay more for their benefits.

Freedom is saved and everybody is happy... It is just my humble opinion, dear readers. But I really think I may be right on this one. Tell me what you anticipate.


  1. Политика, дорогой друг. Вкупе с дипломатиеи: проси двух верблюдов - одного точно получишь. То, что первая часть плана звучит логичной и своевременной, помогает продвинуть весь план целиком. Даже пусть и измененный.
    Такие дела.

  2. Ну, вот я про то и говорю... В универе на уроке Media Law предложил такой вариант событий, так народ долго хвалил за нестандартную точку зрения и интересную идею. А я думал, тут такой расклад для многих очевиден. Оказывается, нет.

  3. Эх, Мамай их не захватывал ;)


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